Wise words from George W. Bush that Republicans will ignore | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 21, 2021
The problem is, Republicans tore down the House of Bush in 2016 when Trump terminated Jeb with extreme prejudice. Old-school “establishment” conservatism was push out of the party, replaced by populist demagoguery and Putin groupie worship. It has only metastasized since.
Texas is using bounty hunters to enforce its abortion law. Welcome to the thugocracy | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - September 13, 2021
We don't need to worry about the Taliban over there. We have them right here in the USA
A powerful pummeling of Trump’s hack MAGA lawyers | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 30, 2021
A federal judge's ruling in Michigan is part of a broader pattern of comeuppance. We should welcome it
It was always going to end this way in Afghanistan | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 23, 2021
The harbingers of failure had long been obvious, but most Americans, benumbed by the war, had long ago stopped paying attention.
This Louisiana pol is a COVID widow. She wants deniers to get real | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 9, 2021
Kudos to grieving widow Julia Letlow, a Louisiana Republican congresswoman, for setting the record straight. Better late than never.
MAGA values Blue Lives? Remind them of how they treated Ofc. Michael Fanone | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - August 2, 2021
Fascism takes root when people en masse fall down the rabbit hole of alternative reality.
Biden told us what we already know about the MAGA assault on voting rights. Now to stop it | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 19, 2021
Democrat seize the moral high ground. But unlike their craven opponents, all too often they bring squirt guns to a shooting war.
Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 12, 2021
“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.
N.Y. indictment is just the start of Trump’s troubles | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 5, 2021
it always helps to remember that Al Capone was finally brought down not for murder, but for unpaid taxes.
With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 28, 2021
The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.
Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 21, 2021
The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.
Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 14, 2021
Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.